This isn't your father talking. Or your mother. Or your uncle, who put in his two cents over spring break. This is advice from alumni who very recently left Mayflower Hill to begin Life After Colby. When they tell you to do internships, you'd better listen.
It began with this: If recent graduates could send advice back to students, what would they say? What lessons have they learned outside what some call "The Colby Bubble?"
We shot out an e-mail asking just that, and within minutes the replies began pouring in. Here is a sampling of suggestions on subjects ranging from punctuality (recommended) to the Peace Corps (always an option) to parents as an oasis ("generally a wonderful resource"). And students aren't the only ones who might be surprised by what they read here and online, where there's even more.